quickening

[ UK /kwˈɪkənɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈkwɪkənɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus
  2. the process of showing signs of life
    the quickening of seed that will become ripe grain
  3. the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
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How To Use quickening In A Sentence

  • The Act was hurriedly drawn up in response to quickening deforestation which included new roads being driven into virgin wilderness.
  • Historically, so far as I can understand, periods of spiritual quickening and revival have gone in hand with God's people coming together to pray.
  • To see it, quickening, life. The Broken God
  • It is the quickening of a city 's pulse. Times, Sunday Times
  • From the fingers in which he'd claimed he could already feel the Art quickening beads of power oozed like ectoplasm, bursting in the air. THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW
  • In the period down to the early 1300s, he argued, it was population growth which explained the slow but steady economic expansion - the growth of towns, the process of assarting, and the quickening of activity generally.
  • God's power and grace are magnified in quickening what to the eye of flesh seems dead and hopeless (Ro 4: 17, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • She scrambled away, her heartbeat suddenly quickening in fear.
  • Pity is a level for quickening love. 
  • Once we're into the second hour, Pollack ratchets up the pace a few notches and we notice a quickening of the pulse.
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